School of Hotel Administration Director's Records,1922-1981

Collection Number: 28-1-1803

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
School of Hotel Administration Director's records, 1922-1981.
Collection Number:
28-1-1803
Creator:
Cornell University. School of Hotel Administration. Director.
Quantity:
10.1 cubic ft.
Forms of Material:
Correspondence, files, albums, records, reports, meeting minutes, plaques.
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Records of the Director's Office and of Howard B. Meek include registration reports as well as school budgets, minutes of faculty and staff meetings, and reports.
Language:
Collection material in English


ORGANIZATIONAL HISTORY

Directors and deans represented include Howard B. Meek, Robert A. Beck, and John J. Clark.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Records of the Director's Office include correspondence files; biographical files; and subject files, including files of the Courtney Memorial Fund. Records of Howard B. Meek include registration reports, with letters to Meek; correspondence; items relating to a Hotel School European tour; and plaques and awards given to Meek. Also, school budgets, 1954-1978; minutes of faculty and staff meetings, 1935-1981; report of the Education Committee of the American Hotel Association, 1944; and minutes of Deans' Council meetings, 1968-1970.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Cornell University.
Beck, Robert Alfred, 1920-
Clark, John J.
Meek, Howard B., 1893-

Subjects:
Hotel management--Study and teaching.
Hotel management schools--New York (State)--Ithaca.

Places:
Europe--Description and travel.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
School of Hotel Administration Director's records, #28-1-1803. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
SERIES LIST

Series I. History
Boxes 1-2, 12
  Subseries I. Chronological files
  Subseries II. Biographical files
  Subseries III. Subject file
  Subseries IV. Courtney Memorial Fund
  Subseries V. Registration Reports
Series II. Howard B. Meek files
Boxes 1, 4-11
  Subseries I. Administrative Records
    -Registration reports
    -Correspondence
    -Miscellaneous
  Subseries II. European tour
  Subseries III. Commemorative Items
    -Plaques and awards
    -Loose material

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Box 1 Folder 1
Correspondence
1922
Box 1 Folder 2
Correspondence
1923
Box 1 Folder 3
Correspondence
1924
Box 1 Folder 4
Correspondence
1925
Box 1 Folder 5
Correspondence
1926
Box 1 Folder 6
Correspondence
1927
Box 1 Folder 7
Correspondence
1928
Box 1 Folder 8
Correspondence
1929
Box 1 Folder 9
Correspondence
1930
Box 1 Folder 10
Correspondence
1931
Box 1 Folder 11
Correspondence
1932
Box 1 Folder 12
Correspondence
1933
Box 1 Folder 13
Correspondence
1934
Box 1 Folder 14
Correspondence
1935
Box 1 Folder 15
Correspondence
1936
Box 1 Folder 16
Correspondence
1937
Box 1 Folder 17
Correspondence
1939
Box 1 Folder 18
Correspondence
1940
Box 1 Folder 19
Correspondence
1941
Box 1 Folder 20
Correspondence
1942
Box 1 Folder 21
Correspondence
1943
Box 1 Folder 22
Correspondence
1944
Box 1 Folder 23
Correspondence
1945
Box 1 Folder 24
Correspondence
1946
Box 1 Folder 25
Correspondence
1947
Box 1 Folder 26
Correspondence
1948
Box 1 Folder 27
Correspondence
1949
Box 1 Folder 28
Correspondence
1950
Box 1 Folder 29
Correspondence
1951
Box 1 Folder 30
Correspondence
1952
Box 1 Folder 31
Correspondence
1953
Box 1 Folder 32
Correspondence
1954
Box 1 Folder 33
Correspondence
1955
Box 1 Folder 34
Correspondence
1957
Box 1 Folder 35
Correspondence
1958
Box 1 Folder 36
Correspondence
1959
Box 1 Folder 37
Chronological list of important events
1960
Box 1 Folder 38
Chef's course
1945
Box 1 Folder 39
NCR posting machine
Box 1 Folder 40
Tourism
Box 1 Folder 41
Boomer, Lucius M.
Box 1 Folder 42
Callis, Harold B.
Box 1 Folder 43
Day, Edmund E.
Box 1 Folder 44
Eppley, Eugene C.
Box 1 Folder 45
Gibson, A.W. and Student War Service Committee
Box 1 Folder 46
Green, Thomas D.
Box 1 Folder 47
Hamilton, W.I.
Box 1 Folder 48
Herndon, James B.
Box 1 Folder 49
Hoie, John McF.
1913-1958
Box 1 Folder 50
Kief, Raymond J.
Box 1 Folder 51
McHatton, George
Box 1 Folder 52
McKowne, Frank A.
1923-1944
Box 1 Folder 53
Meek, Howard B.
Box 1 Folder 54
Needham, William R.
Box 1 Folder 55
Owen, Emerson
Box 1 Folder 56
Pinco, Charles N.
Box 1 Folder 57
Randolph, Frank H.
Box 1 Folder 58
Recknagel, Helen J.
Box 2 Folder 1
Rose, Flora
Box 2 Folder 2
Shircliff, Arnold
Box 2 Folder 3
Statler, Alice and Ellsworth M.
1923-1962
Box 2 Folder 4
Toth, Lewis
Box 2 Folder 5
Tschirky, Oscar, Leo, and Robert
Box 2 Folder 6
Van Rensselaer, Martha
Box 2 Folder 7
Vehling, Joseph D.
Box 2 Folder 8
Windsor, Andrew L.
Box 2 Folder 9
Accelerated program
Box 2 Folder 10
Army - Reg. QM students
Box 2 Folder 11
Budget folder
Box 2 Folder 12
CPA
Box 2 Folder 13
Cornell Society of Hotelmen
Box 2 Folder 14
Courtney memorial fund
Box 2 Folder 15
CICSF
1967
Box 2 Folder 16
"Impact of Hotel School Alumni Felt throughout the World," by Frank Ready
Box 2 Folder 17
Cornell Alumni Corporation
Box 2 Folder 18
Alumni Trustee nominations
Box 2 Folder 19
Bills and vouchers
Box 2 Folder 20
Correspondence course
1920-1940's
Box 2 Folder 21
Good housekeeping (Lewis course)
Box 2 Folder 22
Home Economics miscellany
Box 2 Folder 23
Hospital administration course explorations
1927-1947
Box 2 Folder 24
Menu planning course
Box 2 Folder 25
Insurance course
Box 2 Folder 26
National hotel exposition trips
1924-1941
Box 2 Folder 27
Navy program
Box 2 Folder 28
Naval ROTC
Box 2 Folder 29
ROTC
Box 2 Folder 30
Navy and marine possibilities
Box 2 Folder 31
Old faculty
Box 2 Folder 32
Olympics
Box 2 Folder 33
Other hotel schools, philosophy on
Box 2 Folder 34
Placement
1927-1951
Box 2 Folder 35
Real estate course
Box 2 Folder 36
Research
Box 2 Folder 37
First explanatory conference on research in fields related to the operation of hotels
July 9, 1953
Box 2 Folder 38
First explanatory conference on research in fields related to the operation of hotels
July 9, 1953
Box 2 Folder 38
Reports and recommendations
November 17, 1953
Box 2 Folder 39
Research
Box 12 Folder 1-38
Reports on Student Registration submitted to the Dean
1938-1970
Box 1 Folder 1
Letter to H.B. Meek
October 1940
Box 1 Folder 2
Letter to H.B. Meek
February 1941
Box 1 Folder 3
Letter to H.B. Meek
October 1941
Box 1 Folder 4
Letter to H.B. Meek
February 1942
Box 1 Folder 5
Letter to H.B. Meek
September 1942
Box 1 Folder 6
Letter to H.B. Meek
February 1943
Box 1 Folder 7
Letter to H.B. Meek
July 1943
Box 1 Folder 8
Letter to H.B. Meek
November 1943
Box 1 Folder 9
Letter to H.B. Meek
Spring 1944
Box 1 Folder 10
Letter to H.B. Meek
July 1944
Box 1 Folder 11
Letter to H.B. Meek
November 1944
Box 1 Folder 12
Letter to H.B. Meek
March 1949
Box 1 Folder 13
Estimated registration
February 1940
Box 1 Folder 14
Expected registration
February 1940
Box 1 Folder 15
Expected registration
September 1941
Box 1 Folder 16
Registration
September 1940
Box 1 Folder 17
Registration
February 1941
Box 1 Folder 18
Registration
September 1941
Box 1 Folder 19
Registration
February 1942
Box 4 Folder 1
Registration Report
1940
Box 4 Folder 2
Registration Report
1941
Box 4 Folder 3
Registration Report
1941
Box 4 Folder 4
Registration Report
1942
Box 4 Folder 5
Registration Report
1942
Box 4 Folder 6
Registration Report
1943
Box 4 Folder 7
Registration Report
1943
Box 4 Folder 8
Registration Report
1943
Box 4 Folder 9
Registration Report
1944
Box 4 Folder 10
Registration Report
1944
Box 4 Folder 11
Registration Report
1944
Box 4 Folder 12
Registration Report
1949
Box 4 Folder 13
A-C
1948-1951
Box 4 Folder 14
"To Buildings and Grounds"
1948-1950
Box 4 Folder 15
"To Day"
1942-1950
Box 4 Folder 16
"To Holabird and Root and Burgee"
1941-1950
Box 4 Folder 17
D-O
February 1942
Box 4 Folder 18
"To Parke"
February 1942
Box 4 Folder 19
P-Z
February 1942
Box 4 Folder 20
Miscellaneous
February 1942
Box 4 Folder 21
Miscellaneous
1947-1949
Box 4 Folder 22
Report No. V
1949
Box 4 Folder 23
Statler Hotel Sound Equipment
1948
Box 4 Folder 24
Sample Hotel School Exam Questions
1937
Box 5 Folder 1
Cornerstone ceremonies
Box 5 Folder 2
Purchasing department
Box 5 Folder 3
Sayles, Charles I.
Box 5 Folder 4
Dedication
Box 5 Folder 5
Faculty Club
Box 5 Folder 6
Bamberth, Hugo
Box 5 Folder 7
Meek retirement
Box 5 Folder 8
OPA (Office of Price Administration) and Palmer, Archie M.
Box 5 Folder 9-10
OPA
Box 5 Folder 11
Minimum Wage Board, New York State Department of Labor
Box 5 Folder 12
Kittamat Hotel survey
Box 5 Folder 13
Thayer Hotel
Box 5 Folder 14
Statler Foundation
Box 6 Folder 12
Buying retirement on the loss of state status
Box 6 Folder 13
Sales course
Box 6 Folder 14
Scholarships
Box 6 Folder 15
Secretarial science
Box 6 Folder 16
National Executive Housekeepers Association (Summer School)
Box 6 Folder 17
Teacher Training for Chefs
Box 6 Folder 18
Veterans Administration
1946-1951
Box 6 Folder 19
Wines course
Box 7
Binder with plates from the Edgewater Beach Salad Book by Arnold Shircliffe, presented to the Meeks
Box 5 Folder 15
Hotel tour participants
1955
Box 5 Folder 16
Participants and prospects, correspondence re European hotel and restaurant executives tour
1953
Box 5 Folder 17
Pictures and questionnaires
1955
Box 5 Folder 18
Miscellany
1955
Box 5 Folder 19
Prospects
Box 5 Folder 20
Meek correspondence concerning tours
1954-1956
Box 5 Folder 21
Flyers, maps, etc.
Box 6 Folder 1
"Old"
Box 6 Folder 2
Itineraries, etc.
Box 6 Folder 3
Promotion
Box 6 Folder 4
Promotion - early
Box 6 Folder 5
Vouchers
1958
Box 6 Folder 6
Europe memoirs
1953
Box 6 Folder 7
Hotel Ezra Cornell - appreciation plaque
Box 11
Scroll signed by members of the New York Branch of the Cornell Society of Hotel Men, in appreciation of Meek's 10th Anniversary of starting the Hotel Course
April 1932
Box 11
Certificate signed by the Governor of Nebraska, appointing him Admiral in the Navy of Nebraska
1954
Box 7
Pacific Air Force plaque for Outstanding Service Open Mess Training Course at the Imperial Hotel - Tokyo, Japan
1959
Box 6 Folder 8
Hotel Association of Washington, D.C. - plaque for outstanding service
April 3, 1961
Box 7
"The Southern Exposition for Hotels, Motels and Restaurants" - Appreciation plaque
April 4, 1961
Box 6 Folder 9
Texas Hotel and Motel Association, Distinguished Service Award
May 5, 1964
Box 6 Folder 10
New York State Hotel Association, honorary life membership card
Box 6 Folder 11
Honorary citizen of Texas
May 25, 1961
Box 6 Folder 20
"The Growth of an Idea," scrapbook documenting the first 25 years of the Hotel School
Box 6 Folder 21
"Testimonial Dinner in Honor of Dean Howard Bagnall Meek," scrapbook
January 9, 1961
Box 6 Folder 22
"Meekbake," The New England Chapter of the Cornell Society of Hotelmen, scrapbook
March 10, 1961
Box 6 Folder 23
"Testimonial Dinner in Honor of Dean Howard B. Meek," scrapbook
March 16, 1961
Box 11
"Professor Howard Bagnall Meek," testimonial dinner, Mayflower Hotel (album)
April 3, 1961
Box 11
Certificate of appreciation from Cornell Society of Hotelmen
1969
Box 7
"A Pictorial Commemorative of the visit of Professor H.B. Meek and the Graduating Class of the Hotel Administration of Cornell University to the Greenbriar..." (photograph album)
June 13-15, 1937
Box 7 Folder 1
Loose material from testimonial dinner album, including photographs
1961
Box 7 Folder 2
H.B. Meek miscellany
Box 7 Folder 3
Trip to South America
1950-1951
Box 7 Folder 4-5
Miscellaneous Cornell University material
Box 7 Folder 6
Hotel management clippings, Bureau of Good Ideas
Box 7 Folder 7
Menus, etc., not used
Box 7 Folder 8-9
European trip miscellany
Box 7 Folder 10
Hotel accounting, slide preparation
Box 7 Folder 11
"Federal Reserve Policy" paper by Meek
1929
Box 7 Folder 12
Certificate in Spanish given to Meek (1951); Signed photo (1932); Slide of Mr. and Mrs. Meek
Box 8
School Budgets
1954-1978
Box 8
Dean's Council Minutes
1970
Box 8
Future Projects-Beck
Box 8
Faculty Minutes
1978
Box 8
Faculty Minutes
1969-1972
Box 8
Budget for Hotel School
1922-1933
Box 9
Dean's Council
1968-1970
Box 9
Education Committee Report
1944
Box 9
Staff Meetings
1976-1978
Box 9
Faculty Meetings
1972-1976
Box 9
Petit. Meetings
1975-1981
Box 9
Faculty Minutes
1935-1959
Box 9
Cornell Faculty Salaries Analysis
Box 10
Dean's Conferences
1963-1967